On the status of Apostolepis freitasi (Serpentes, Elapomorphinae) by examination of new specimens

Thales de Lema, Márcia Ferret Renner

Abstract


Apostolepis freitasi Lema, 2004 was described only with the holotype, a young and discolored specimen from Bahia (Brazil). New specimens were found which data cleared better the status of the species, indicating a differentiate population of Apostolepis cearensis Gomes, 1915, restrict to southeastern Bahia State, Brazil, in the morpho climatic domain Caatinga influenced by littoral climate.

Key words: local morph, Apostolepis cearensis, Caatinga, southeastern Bahia, Brazil.

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